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1. (WO2018015564) PROCESS AND APPARATUS FOR DECOMPOSING A HYDROCARBON FUEL

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/015564    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2017/068555
Publication Date: Fri Jan 26 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Sat Jul 22 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: C01B 3/24
Applicants: XGAS AS
Inventors: GODAL, Arne
Title: PROCESS AND APPARATUS FOR DECOMPOSING A HYDROCARBON FUEL
Abstract:
The invention relates to a method for producing hydrogen gas and optionally a carbonaceous product from a hydrocarbon fuel, comprising: introducing a flowing stream of said fuel into a reaction chamber of a reactor, wherein said reaction chamber has at least one wall and a heating zone which is heated by a heat source, heating said fuel in said heating zone to effect pyrolytic decomposition of said hydrocarbon fuel to produce said hydrogen gas and optionally said carbonaceous product; wherein the ratio of C:0 (mol/mol) in the reaction chamber is greater than 20:1; and characterized in that the heat source heats the hydrocarbon fuel in the heating zone by radiated heat to an average temperature of greater than 2000 °C. The invention also relates to an apparatus for carrying out the method of the invention.